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Factories in Lodz prior to and during the Holocaust #lodz #poland

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Re: Holocaust era Factories in Lodz

I'm assuming that Ellen Mains and Sheila Grosnass are referring to factories
in Lodz owned by Jews *prior* to the formation of the ghetto. During the
German occupation and after the formation of the ghetto, all of the
factories were operated (either seized >from or established by) the Nazis,
the remaining Jews - those who hadn't been rounded up and sent to one of the
concentration/death camps; were over 8 years old; not too old, disabled or
sick to work - worked as slave laborers in the factories. I have heard that
these same factories were very profitable in helping the Nazi war effort.
For the Jews, however, being (so-called) employed and having a worker ID
card (which was mandatory and which they were required to carry with them at
all times) meant that they were able to supplement their pathetically poor
food supply. The back of the worker ID card states that if workers are found
without their ID card [whether it be lost or otherwise] Jews they will be
punished.) Many of the Jews in the Lodz ghetto died of starvation or
malnutrition, if not of disease or poor treatment.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list):

KUJAWSKI, Lodz, Poland
MICHALACZ, Lodz, Poland
WINTER, Lodz, Kalisz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
SUMMER, Lodz, Kalisz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
SUSSSMAN (ZUSMAN), Lodz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Factories in Lodz prior to and during the Holocaust #lodz #poland

Naidia Woolf <rnwoolf@...>
 

Re: Holocaust era Factories in Lodz

I'm assuming that Ellen Mains and Sheila Grosnass are referring to factories
in Lodz owned by Jews *prior* to the formation of the ghetto. During the
German occupation and after the formation of the ghetto, all of the
factories were operated (either seized >from or established by) the Nazis,
the remaining Jews - those who hadn't been rounded up and sent to one of the
concentration/death camps; were over 8 years old; not too old, disabled or
sick to work - worked as slave laborers in the factories. I have heard that
these same factories were very profitable in helping the Nazi war effort.
For the Jews, however, being (so-called) employed and having a worker ID
card (which was mandatory and which they were required to carry with them at
all times) meant that they were able to supplement their pathetically poor
food supply. The back of the worker ID card states that if workers are found
without their ID card [whether it be lost or otherwise] Jews they will be
punished.) Many of the Jews in the Lodz ghetto died of starvation or
malnutrition, if not of disease or poor treatment.

Naidia Woolf
San Francisco, CA USA
Formerly of Birmingham, England

Researching (partial list):

KUJAWSKI, Lodz, Poland
MICHALACZ, Lodz, Poland
WINTER, Lodz, Kalisz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
SUMMER, Lodz, Kalisz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
SUSSSMAN (ZUSMAN), Lodz, Poland, Paterson, New Jersey, USA


Lodzia Factory in Israel #lodz #poland

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

The Lodzia Factory in Israel was established by Zionist Lodz businessmen in
the 1920s, long before the State of Israel was established. Nothing to do
with Holocaust survivors.

Isak Gath, Haifa

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Re: Holocaust era Factories in Lodz
From: "S Grossnass" <sgrossnass@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:22:49 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

Thank you Ellen Mains for your message.
I, too, am looking for documentation of the existence of Holocaust Era and
prior to that, a textile factory in Lodz owned by family Pinczewski. My
gt.gt.Gfather, Avraham Yitzchok Pinczewski, born in Lodz about 1821 founded
a Textile Factory in his thirties or forties and was a one-time partner
with Posnanski in his venture. Since then, his descendents owned various
factories and the family was quite well known in Lodz. There are records
of some Pinczewskis in Lodz Ghetto lists.

For your information, a group of Lodz Textile factory owners amalgamated in
Holon, Israel, and opened the Lodzia Textile factory. Although I enquired
whether Pinczewski was one of them, the answer was negative.
Perhaps it was because the ones who amalgamated were of the higher income
bracket who survived the holocaust.
Probably the Pinczewski family of Lodz owned a smaller factory and most of
them did not survive.
If we can find access to Business Directories of Lodz, perhaps we might fin=
d something useful and interesting.

Any information will be most appreciated.
Regards >from Sheila Grossnass
sgrossnass@tiscali.co.uk


Lodz Area Research Group #Lodz #Poland Lodzia Factory in Israel #lodz #poland

isak@bm.technion.ac.il
 

The Lodzia Factory in Israel was established by Zionist Lodz businessmen in
the 1920s, long before the State of Israel was established. Nothing to do
with Holocaust survivors.

Isak Gath, Haifa

-----Original Message-----

Subject: Re: Holocaust era Factories in Lodz
From: "S Grossnass" <sgrossnass@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 11:22:49 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

Thank you Ellen Mains for your message.
I, too, am looking for documentation of the existence of Holocaust Era and
prior to that, a textile factory in Lodz owned by family Pinczewski. My
gt.gt.Gfather, Avraham Yitzchok Pinczewski, born in Lodz about 1821 founded
a Textile Factory in his thirties or forties and was a one-time partner
with Posnanski in his venture. Since then, his descendents owned various
factories and the family was quite well known in Lodz. There are records
of some Pinczewskis in Lodz Ghetto lists.

For your information, a group of Lodz Textile factory owners amalgamated in
Holon, Israel, and opened the Lodzia Textile factory. Although I enquired
whether Pinczewski was one of them, the answer was negative.
Perhaps it was because the ones who amalgamated were of the higher income
bracket who survived the holocaust.
Probably the Pinczewski family of Lodz owned a smaller factory and most of
them did not survive.
If we can find access to Business Directories of Lodz, perhaps we might fin=
d something useful and interesting.

Any information will be most appreciated.
Regards >from Sheila Grossnass
sgrossnass@tiscali.co.uk


Hal Bookbinder to Speak on US Immigration and Naturalization-JGSCV September 12, Mtg. #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will be meeting on Monday, September 12, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm at
Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Note: different time and day of week

The Topic: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization

One of the first things that the newly created United States of America did
was to establish laws covering naturalization. These laws, however, were
administered by the states with many variations. Over the years, the laws
were repeatedly changed. Finally, in 1906 the Federal Government took
control of the entire process. The standardized documentation after 1906 has
proven invaluable to genealogical researchers. Similarly, laws controlling
immigration have also changed over time, generally becoming more
restrictive. As immigration and naturalization documentation can be key
information in tracing one's roots, understanding how the process worked
over time, understanding how the information was recorded and where it might
be found is essential. This lecture will provide a short history of
immigration and naturalization laws and provide general guidance in finding
your ancestor's documentation.

Hal Bookbinder has been researching eight family lines for over 27 years,
identifying 4,000 relatives and tracing two of these lines into the mid
1700s. A founding member of JGSCV, and former president of JGSLA and IAJGS,
he created and continues to edit the annual Jewish Genealogical Yearbook. In
2010, Hal received the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his various
contributions to Jewish Genealogy. Hal was recently elected to the JewishGen
Board of Governors. He has spoken at numerous conferences, synagogues and
society meetings on topics >from computing to geography to brick walls.

Our Schmoozing corner, which starts 15 minutes before the meeting begins
will be facilitated by Sonia Hoffman, an accomplished genealogist, and
member of JGSCV. This permits attendees to ask questions on brick walls and
get directions on how to do their research.

We are replacing our 5-minute book report starting with this meeting with a
5-minute genealogical technique--this one with JGSCV board member, Marion
Werle, JGSCV board member will be talking on reviewing older genealogical
notes to see how they fit now with more recent information.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C . To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
(www.jgscv.org). There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are
welcome to attend.

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website
www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Hal Bookbinder to Speak on US Immigration and Naturalization-JGSCV September 12, Mtg. #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will be meeting on Monday, September 12, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm at
Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Note: different time and day of week

The Topic: U.S. Immigration and Naturalization

One of the first things that the newly created United States of America did
was to establish laws covering naturalization. These laws, however, were
administered by the states with many variations. Over the years, the laws
were repeatedly changed. Finally, in 1906 the Federal Government took
control of the entire process. The standardized documentation after 1906 has
proven invaluable to genealogical researchers. Similarly, laws controlling
immigration have also changed over time, generally becoming more
restrictive. As immigration and naturalization documentation can be key
information in tracing one's roots, understanding how the process worked
over time, understanding how the information was recorded and where it might
be found is essential. This lecture will provide a short history of
immigration and naturalization laws and provide general guidance in finding
your ancestor's documentation.

Hal Bookbinder has been researching eight family lines for over 27 years,
identifying 4,000 relatives and tracing two of these lines into the mid
1700s. A founding member of JGSCV, and former president of JGSLA and IAJGS,
he created and continues to edit the annual Jewish Genealogical Yearbook. In
2010, Hal received the IAJGS Lifetime Achievement Award for his various
contributions to Jewish Genealogy. Hal was recently elected to the JewishGen
Board of Governors. He has spoken at numerous conferences, synagogues and
society meetings on topics >from computing to geography to brick walls.

Our Schmoozing corner, which starts 15 minutes before the meeting begins
will be facilitated by Sonia Hoffman, an accomplished genealogist, and
member of JGSCV. This permits attendees to ask questions on brick walls and
get directions on how to do their research.

We are replacing our 5-minute book report starting with this meeting with a
5-minute genealogical technique--this one with JGSCV board member, Marion
Werle, JGSCV board member will be talking on reviewing older genealogical
notes to see how they fit now with more recent information.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and C . To see which
books are listed under which category, please go to our website,
www.JGSCV.org and look under traveling library. The books are available
starting 30 minutes before the program to shortly after the program.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.
(www.jgscv.org). There is no charge to attend the meeting and all are
welcome to attend.

For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website
www.jgscv.org

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV


Polangen lists- a request for donations for translations #lithuania

Anderson Jill <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear fellow members of the LitvakSig discussion group,

The following Lists have been located in the Latvian Archives:

1. 1845 Polangen Family List
2. 1895, 1900-1917 Merchant Lists for Polangen

Polangen was part of Telsiai prior to 1819, and was then in Courland
until 1921. Consequently data for its townsfolk has become quite
scattered, some of it appearing in Grobin District Lists held at the
Latvian archives. Examples of scattered data include an 1837 List
("List of Jews of Kurland wishing to emigrate"), as well as Army
Revision Lists for 1868 and 1904.

Many of you will already appreciate that Polangen is less than 10 miles
from Kretinga, Darbenai, Telsiai and Valenai so so we anticipate the
usual overlap with other local Telsiai shtetls.

We wish to obtain and transcribe the known Lists, and to establish what
other relevant data is held by the Latvian Archives. Owing to the
Latvian connection, we are setting up a Special Fund, with a starting
budget of $500. Joyaa Antares is willing to get the ball rolling with
a donation of $125 and we seek donations to supplement this.

Please show your interest in this proposal by making a donation or write
to Joyaa for more information. Go to www.litvaksig/contribute, select
Districts then Telsiai and then in the notes, please indicate POLANGEN
so that we are able to track the support for this proposal. Joyaa's
email address is joyaa@goldcoastosteopathy.com.au

Thank you,

Jill Anderson
Telsiai District co-ordinator, LitvakSig


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Polangen lists- a request for donations for translations #lithuania

Anderson Jill <jill.anderson@...>
 

Dear fellow members of the LitvakSig discussion group,

The following Lists have been located in the Latvian Archives:

1. 1845 Polangen Family List
2. 1895, 1900-1917 Merchant Lists for Polangen

Polangen was part of Telsiai prior to 1819, and was then in Courland
until 1921. Consequently data for its townsfolk has become quite
scattered, some of it appearing in Grobin District Lists held at the
Latvian archives. Examples of scattered data include an 1837 List
("List of Jews of Kurland wishing to emigrate"), as well as Army
Revision Lists for 1868 and 1904.

Many of you will already appreciate that Polangen is less than 10 miles
from Kretinga, Darbenai, Telsiai and Valenai so so we anticipate the
usual overlap with other local Telsiai shtetls.

We wish to obtain and transcribe the known Lists, and to establish what
other relevant data is held by the Latvian Archives. Owing to the
Latvian connection, we are setting up a Special Fund, with a starting
budget of $500. Joyaa Antares is willing to get the ball rolling with
a donation of $125 and we seek donations to supplement this.

Please show your interest in this proposal by making a donation or write
to Joyaa for more information. Go to www.litvaksig/contribute, select
Districts then Telsiai and then in the notes, please indicate POLANGEN
so that we are able to track the support for this proposal. Joyaa's
email address is joyaa@goldcoastosteopathy.com.au

Thank you,

Jill Anderson
Telsiai District co-ordinator, LitvakSig


Vilnius Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I received today, another 734 Vilnius Internal Passport records.
While they lived in Vilnius mainly in 1921 in this group, many were born
in many different places other than in Vilnius or even in Lithuania. Their
street address where they lived is included; their date of birth; their
occupation; father's name; maiden name where applicable; etc.

This makes a total of 1,039 records translated so far. This is a drop in
the bucket compared to the total records available. It is a slow process
because I only have one translator who is capable of translating the records
because they are in Polish. Hopefully, I will be able to add one or two more
translators in the near future.

If you would like to receive all of the Vilnius Internal Passport records
as they are translated, please contribute a minimum of $100 to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ Scroll down to Special Projects and choose,
Internal Passports. In the NOTES block, key in Vilnius. Feel free to use
your credit card as the site is secure.

In case you do contribute, please let me know so I can send the records to
you promptly.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Vilnius Internal Passport Records #lithuania

Howard Margol
 

I received today, another 734 Vilnius Internal Passport records.
While they lived in Vilnius mainly in 1921 in this group, many were born
in many different places other than in Vilnius or even in Lithuania. Their
street address where they lived is included; their date of birth; their
occupation; father's name; maiden name where applicable; etc.

This makes a total of 1,039 records translated so far. This is a drop in
the bucket compared to the total records available. It is a slow process
because I only have one translator who is capable of translating the records
because they are in Polish. Hopefully, I will be able to add one or two more
translators in the near future.

If you would like to receive all of the Vilnius Internal Passport records
as they are translated, please contribute a minimum of $100 to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute/ Scroll down to Special Projects and choose,
Internal Passports. In the NOTES block, key in Vilnius. Feel free to use
your credit card as the site is secure.

In case you do contribute, please let me know so I can send the records to
you promptly.

Howard Margol
Coordinator - Internal Passport Project


John Barnes #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

I can add a little footnote to Martyn's comprehensive history. John Barnes
closed around the time that Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened with a larger
John Lewis store - though still much smaller than the ones in central
London.

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)
www.hazeldakers.co.uk


Subject: RE: John Barnes Department Store - Finchley, UK
From: martyn@woolf.com
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:46:59 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

John Barnes was a department store, opened in 1900 which became part of the
John Lewis Partnership in 1940. The whole block was re-built in the 1930s in
a very modern style. The store traded successfully and had two floors of
general goods. Above the store was and still is, St. John's Court, a very
pleasant block of flats where my late wife's grandmother lived. It was an
up-market block and the rents were on the high side.

John Barnes closed, I think in the 1970s and originally the store was split,
with Habitat taking part of the premises. It is now all Waitrose which is
part of the John Lewis Partnership. That has wandered a bit >from your
original question; I don't believe that the Parnes family were anything to
do with the store at all.

Martyn Woolf
England



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yarrawa@...
 

I have no idea whether the PARNES family were connected to the
John Barnes dept store; but I do know that Larry PARNES was a
well-known pop music manager.

Larry Parnes
Birth name Laurence Maurice Parnes
Born 1930; Willesden, London, England
Died 4 August 1989; London
manager, promoter
Years active 1954-1981
Associated acts Tommy Steele
Billy Fury
Marty Wilde
Vince Eager

Best-Miriam Margolyes
South London

searching: LEWIS, JENKINS (North of England)


JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom John Barnes #unitedkingdom

Hazel Dakers
 

I can add a little footnote to Martyn's comprehensive history. John Barnes
closed around the time that Brent Cross Shopping Centre opened with a larger
John Lewis store - though still much smaller than the ones in central
London.

Hazel Dakers, London UK researching:

BIRNBAUM (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), GOLD (Zgierz & Lodz, Poland), HEIMANN
(Luegde, Germany & South Africa), NORDEN (London and South Africa)
www.hazeldakers.co.uk


Subject: RE: John Barnes Department Store - Finchley, UK
From: martyn@woolf.com
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:46:59 +0100
X-Message-Number: 1

John Barnes was a department store, opened in 1900 which became part of the
John Lewis Partnership in 1940. The whole block was re-built in the 1930s in
a very modern style. The store traded successfully and had two floors of
general goods. Above the store was and still is, St. John's Court, a very
pleasant block of flats where my late wife's grandmother lived. It was an
up-market block and the rents were on the high side.

John Barnes closed, I think in the 1970s and originally the store was split,
with Habitat taking part of the premises. It is now all Waitrose which is
part of the John Lewis Partnership. That has wandered a bit >from your
original question; I don't believe that the Parnes family were anything to
do with the store at all.

Martyn Woolf
England



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JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom PARNES #unitedkingdom

yarrawa@...
 

I have no idea whether the PARNES family were connected to the
John Barnes dept store; but I do know that Larry PARNES was a
well-known pop music manager.

Larry Parnes
Birth name Laurence Maurice Parnes
Born 1930; Willesden, London, England
Died 4 August 1989; London
manager, promoter
Years active 1954-1981
Associated acts Tommy Steele
Billy Fury
Marty Wilde
Vince Eager

Best-Miriam Margolyes
South London

searching: LEWIS, JENKINS (North of England)


New Gesher Galicia Database #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

In response to Ellen Korpi, Mark Halpern and Eric Bloch,
concerning house numbers.

Well, the numbers do not represent floor neither apartment. Till
the 19th century only few major streets in Lwow had names. But
there was a system to identify the houses known as conscription
number. House 202 3/4 means house # 202 in city section 3/4.
Lwow was divided into 5 sections that were called:
Stadt Miasto (the city downtown),
1/4 - Halickie suburb
2/4 - Krakowskie suburb
3/4 - Zolkiewskie suburb
4/4 - Lyczakowskie suburb
This method was used until 1939. There exist reference books
that tell the link between the old system to the modern addresses -
streets names and numbers.

Eli Brauner
Israel


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia New Gesher Galicia Database #galicia

Eli Brauner
 

In response to Ellen Korpi, Mark Halpern and Eric Bloch,
concerning house numbers.

Well, the numbers do not represent floor neither apartment. Till
the 19th century only few major streets in Lwow had names. But
there was a system to identify the houses known as conscription
number. House 202 3/4 means house # 202 in city section 3/4.
Lwow was divided into 5 sections that were called:
Stadt Miasto (the city downtown),
1/4 - Halickie suburb
2/4 - Krakowskie suburb
3/4 - Zolkiewskie suburb
4/4 - Lyczakowskie suburb
This method was used until 1939. There exist reference books
that tell the link between the old system to the modern addresses -
streets names and numbers.

Eli Brauner
Israel


Ancestry.com free access week #galicia

Nancy & Randy Fox <jessefox7@...>
 

Dear Genners,

This week, August 29 - September 5, 2011, Ancestry.com is hosting
a "free access week" to their international immigration and travel
records database. For those of you who do not have a membership
with www.ancestry.com , they have the largest genealogical online
database in the world, including documents dating back to the 18th
century.

Nancy Fox
USA
Searching: SILBERSPITZ and ZIMMERSPITZ of Krakow Province


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Ancestry.com free access week #galicia

Nancy & Randy Fox <jessefox7@...>
 

Dear Genners,

This week, August 29 - September 5, 2011, Ancestry.com is hosting
a "free access week" to their international immigration and travel
records database. For those of you who do not have a membership
with www.ancestry.com , they have the largest genealogical online
database in the world, including documents dating back to the 18th
century.

Nancy Fox
USA
Searching: SILBERSPITZ and ZIMMERSPITZ of Krakow Province


Tracing the family of Milek Russ #galicia

David Scriven
 

Many people who had relatives in the Drohobych region will have
photographs produced by Wilhelm Russ, who is reputed to be a
relative of my g-grandfather Dawid Russ. Wilhelm had two sons,
Gustav who survived the war as one of Berthold Beitz's rescued and
Maximillian aka Milek, who fled to Alma-Ata (now Almaty,
Kazakhstan) and then made his way to Palestine. In the online book
about Boryslaw ' \The Tysmienica still flows', it is mentioned that
Milek was the secretary of the 'Do not forget Boryslaw' committee in
Tel Aviv. Later it is mentioned that Milek was shot in Nablus while
walking with his family (this must have been before 1948). Does
anyone know what happened to his family - and, if not, has anyone a
suggestion as to how I might find them or their descendents?

David Scriven,
Vancouver, Canada
Researching: SINGER, RUSS, POMERANZ, ACHTEL, WANG


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Tracing the family of Milek Russ #galicia

David Scriven
 

Many people who had relatives in the Drohobych region will have
photographs produced by Wilhelm Russ, who is reputed to be a
relative of my g-grandfather Dawid Russ. Wilhelm had two sons,
Gustav who survived the war as one of Berthold Beitz's rescued and
Maximillian aka Milek, who fled to Alma-Ata (now Almaty,
Kazakhstan) and then made his way to Palestine. In the online book
about Boryslaw ' \The Tysmienica still flows', it is mentioned that
Milek was the secretary of the 'Do not forget Boryslaw' committee in
Tel Aviv. Later it is mentioned that Milek was shot in Nablus while
walking with his family (this must have been before 1948). Does
anyone know what happened to his family - and, if not, has anyone a
suggestion as to how I might find them or their descendents?

David Scriven,
Vancouver, Canada
Researching: SINGER, RUSS, POMERANZ, ACHTEL, WANG

186421 - 186440 of 668810